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I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate - it's apathy. It's not giving a damn.
If 'pro' is the opposite of 'con' what is the opposite of 'progress'?
Every man casts a shadow; not his body only, but his imperfectly mingled spirit. This is his grief. Let him turn which way he will, it falls opposite to the sun; short at noon, long at eve. Did you never see it?
Henry David Thoreau
Let us beware of saying that death is the opposite of life. The living being is only a species of the dead, and a very rare species.
Look, I don't want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you're alive you've got to flap your arms and legs, you've got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death, and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully, or you're not alive.
Even though your kids will consistently do the exact opposite of what you're telling them to do, you have to keep loving them just as much.
He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.
Why lie? I'm not going to be a hypocrite and say the opposite of what I think, like some others do.
Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments.
Marriage resembles a pair of shears, so joined that they cannot be separated; often moving in opposite directions, yet always punishing anyone who comes between them.
The excessive increase of anything causes a reaction in the opposite direction.
Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.
A sister is both your mirror - and your opposite.
It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and say the opposite.
The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
Dressing up is a bore. At a certain age, you decorate yourself to attract the opposite sex, and at a certain age, I did that. But I'm past that age.
I've made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with my gardener, I'm convinced of the opposite.
Although nature commences with reason and ends in experience it is necessary for us to do the opposite, that is to commence with experience and from this to proceed to investigate the reason.
Leonardo da Vinci
The opposite of talking isn't listening. The opposite of talking is waiting.
It is funny that men who are supposed to be scientific cannot get themselves to realise the basic principle of physics, that action and reaction are equal and opposite, that when you persecute people you always rouse them to be strong and stronger.
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
We never fully grasp the import of any true statement until we have a clear notion of what the opposite untrue statement would be.
It belongs to the imperfection of everything human that man can only attain his desire by passing through its opposite.
I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.
The march of science and technology does not imply growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people. It often means the opposite.
One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the opposite - that particular peach is but a detail.
What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite.
The wise have always said the same things, and fools, who are the majority have always done just the opposite.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.
John Kenneth Galbraith
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